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Hunger makes me a modern girl : a memoir

Author: Carrie Brownstein
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before Carrie Brownstein co-developed and starred in the TV comedy Portlandia, she was an icon to young women for her role as a musician in the feminist punk band Sleater-Kinney. The band was a key part of the early riot-grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest, known for their prodigious guitar shredding and their leftist lyrics against war, traditionalism, and gender roles. Hunger Makes Me a Modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: Carrie Brownstein; Carrie Brownstein
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carrie Brownstein
ISBN: 9781594486630 1594486638 9780399184765 0399184767
OCLC Number: 904421445
Description: x, 244 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: 2006 --
The sound of where you are --
That's entertainment --
Disappearance --
No normal --
Born naked --
Schooled --
Self-titled --
Call the doctor --
Mediated --
Hello, Janet --
Sellouts --
Dig me out --
The hot rock --
Help --
All hands on the bad one --
One beat --
Opening up --
The woods --
Be still this sad year --
Shelter --
Home --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Carrie Brownstein.

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Before Carrie Brownstein co-developed and starred in the TV comedy Portlandia, she was an icon to young women for her role as a musician in the feminist punk band Sleater-Kinney. The band was a key part of the early riot-grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest, known for their prodigious guitar shredding and their leftist lyrics against war, traditionalism, and gender roles. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is the deeply personal and revealing narrative of Brownstein's life in music, from ardent fan to pioneering female guitarist to comedic performer and luminary in the independent rock world. Though Brownstein struggled against the music industry's sexist double standards, by 2006 she was the only woman to earn a spot on Rolling Stone readers' list of the "25 Most Underrated Guitarists of All-Time." This book captures what it feels like to be a young woman in a rock-and-roll band, from her days at the dawn of the underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s through today.

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